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Sleep Drug Fantasy II

A recent report in Consumer Reports that looked at sleep habits in the US had some revealing things to say about sleep and medications. If you have problems sleeping, or if you are currently taking sleep medications, this may be of interest to you.According to Consumer Reports (see their website for more information): Drug side …

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Toxic Supplements

As some of you are aware, the Alpine Valley Wellness Center has had an extensive quality control program in place since its inception. Recently Rick Liva, the CEO of one of our highest quality vendors, Vital Nutrients, sent us this educational email. It is quite chilling. “I write this because I wish to educate and …

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Sleep Drug Fantasy

For those of you who do not have a subscription to the NY Times, there was recently an interesting article about sleep medications. I will provide a brief excerpt and encourage those who are interested in the full article to check out the NY Times website – subscription is free as of this writing. Sleep …

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What To Do About the Flu

Every year we receive multiple inquiries about the wisdom of using a “flu shot,” otherwise known as an influenza vaccination. There are actually two types of vaccines: an inactivated vaccine that is given by injection and a live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV) called FluMist™ that is given intra-nasally to people who are not pregnant and …

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Trivial Pursuit

Each month, we receive a bulletin from the Chelan Douglas Health District. I always enjoy reading interesting snippets about the human body and thought you might too. This is from their “Medical Trivia” column. The mosquito is the most dangerous insect in the world. 3000 people die each day from malaria. World-wide, 515 million people …

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